The best times to visit Pilanesberg National Park for ideal weather are
March 12th to June 3rd
August 6th to September 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Pilanesberg National Park Travel Guide
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Weather in Pilanesberg National Park
Average temperatures in Pilanesberg National Park vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 43rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Pilanesberg National Park, the hottest months are October, December, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid October where highs are regularly around 98.8°F (37.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.3°F (17.9°C) at night.
Pilanesberg National Park Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Pilanesberg National Park Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Pilanesberg National Park Perceived Temperature (F)
Pilanesberg National Park Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Pilanesberg National Park Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Pilanesberg National Park are May, June, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 5th.
When can you find snow in Pilanesberg National Park? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Pilanesberg National Park.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Pilanesberg National Park (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Pilanesberg National Park has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is October (17.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (52.8%).
Wind in Pilanesberg National Park is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is November, followed by October and December. November’s average wind speed of around 4.7 knots (5.4 MPH or 8.7 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late October to early November where average top sustained speeds reach 9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Pilanesberg National Park.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||3.7||Barely noticeable||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.4||Barely noticeable||6.4||Light breeze|
|Mar||3||Barely noticeable||5.7||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||2.8||Barely noticeable||5.5||Light breeze|
|May||2.5||Barely noticeable||5.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||2.5||Barely noticeable||5.1||Light breeze|
|Jul||3||Barely noticeable||6.2||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|Sep||3.8||Barely noticeable||6.8||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.2||Light breeze||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.7||Light breeze||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.8||Barely noticeable||7.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Pilanesberg National Park?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for South Africa; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa is September, followed by August and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Pilanesberg National Park in July. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Pilanesberg National Park Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.7°F (30.9°C) and 78.4°F (25.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Pilanesberg National Park, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 98.8°F (37.1°C) and 74.5°F (23.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Pilanesberg National Park to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 97.6°F (36.4°C) and 83.5°F (28.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.